This new bird-watching guide is a creative, well-conceived manual that will be much appreciated by anyone venturing to the Dominican Republic, researchers and travelers alike. The book displays an intimate knowledge of the avifauna found in this Caribbean country and provides a clear, efficient approach for the birdwatcher. Ruta Barrancoli is a model of organization, clarity, and functionality, and comes complete with 32 outstanding original plates by Dana Gardner showing each of the endemic species—reason enough for anyone interested in the birds of the region to own this guide. Further, the authors are regional bird experts. Dr. Steven Latta is the lead author of Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and many scientific manuscripts describing avian ecology on the island, and Kate Wallace is the owner of Tody Tours, a guide service that evolved from her time as a Peace Corps volunteer...

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